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John Rachel

John Rachel

Los Angeles, California

John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and has written 13 books. He cooks everyday for his Japanese wife.

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John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and an evolutionary humanist. He has spent his life trying to resolve the intrinsic clash between the metaphysical purity of Buddhism and the overwhelming appeal of narcissism.

He is author of nine novels, three non-fiction political books, and one creative non-fiction fantasy/travel/cookbook, as well as hundreds of articles, short stories, and poems. Currently in development is a new novel set in Africa, and an American satire on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s.

Author Rachel has explored or lived in thirty-four countries since leaving America August of 2006. He now lives in a quiet, traditional, rural Japanese community, where he finds infinite delight in the ringing of temple bells three times a day by monks at a local Shinto shrine. These days he is mostly immersed in good vibrations.
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Update #18 - Can't travel? Reading is fun! Feb. 7, 2021

"What should I read?" How about some fun stories about a side of Japan most people will never see!

REMINDER!

My deluxe, full-color, large-format book about Japan, as viewed through my American expat eyes, is arriving February 14th (yes, that's Valentine's Day!)

With over 450 color photos, it's a luxurious volume, coming in at $35.95 for the paperback, and normally $9.99 as an ebook.

HOWEVER!

Until Feb 14th (that's only 8 more days) the ebook is available as a pre-order in every popular ebook format for only . . . $2.99!

I realize I'm a bit prejudiced. As you know, I'm VERY ENAMORED with Japan. Even so, way before I knew I would end up living here, I was very curious about this enchanting land. And back then I sure had some crazy misconceptions about the people, the culture, the nation as a whole!

Did you know 70% of Japan is forests? 

Anyway, if you're looking for a great read, with lots of photos and interesting stories, and if it feels right . . . DO IT! 

An ebook in any popular format can be pre-ordered for $2.99 by clicking HERE.

The Kindle version can be ordered for $2.99 directly from Amazon HERE.